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    Video: 26 Years Ago Disney-MGM Studios Opens

    26 years ago today, Disney-MGM Studios theme park opened. To celebrate this anniversary, DbM research found this YouTube video that we think you will all enjoy. This 1989 television special, hosted by Fred Newman, takes a look at the making of the then-new Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park in Orlando. It features interviews with some of […]

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    The Crates on Echo Lake Wharf

    If you have ever been by Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner located on-board the “S.S. Down The Hatch?” Have you noticed all the shipping crates on the dock? If you look closely you may notice the shipping addresses are to some unusual destinations. If you look even closer you will discover that they are addressed […]

  • Hollywood Studios
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    Disney’s Frozen Summer Fun Extended

    The Disney Parks Blog announced today that Anna and Elsa’s stay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been extended until September 28th.  Originally slated to close on September 1st, Disney decided that central Florida needed more Frozen fun to cool things off. There will be a couple of changes to the schedule after September 5th, though.  […]

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    Frozen Summer Fun Package Details

    As we mentioned almost a week ago, the Frozen princesses and their friends are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer.  You can read the full story here. The Disney Parks Blog has announced there is a premium package available for the Frozen Summer Fun events as listed below: The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package, […]

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    Winter is Coming!

    No, no….Disney has not purchased the rights to “Game of Thrones!”  The Queen and Princess of Arendelle are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer!  Beginning July 5th, there will be several “Frozen” experiences for guests to experience.  The Disney Parks Blog shared the following information: Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having […]

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    Disney’s Hollywood Studios 25th Birthday Party

    On May 1, 1989, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, originally named the Disney MGM Studios, opened to great fanfare. Next Thursday the park will celebrate it’s 25th, or Silver Anniversary. Special events include: Minnie and Mickey Mouse will take the stage with Hollywood Studios Vice President Dan Cockerell at 10 a.m. to kick off the celebration by […]

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    Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life Model

    Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life concept model at “Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream” in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Made at Walt Disney Imagineering, take some time to look at it’s detail, then visit the real Tree of Life to see it come to life! See if you can find the Gorilla, Crab, Snail, Flamingo, and Armadillo […]

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    13 Bronze Busts at the ATAS Hall of Fame in DHS

    The plaza at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Echo Lake honors TV legends who’ve been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Founded in 1946, the Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding and enduring contributions to the television medium. Over the years, the organization has fostered creative leadership and rewarded excellence […]

  • Disney World Resort Hotels
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    Theme Park and Resort News Briefs

    Disney Ready to Expand Shanghai Resort. High demand for Disney’s Shanghai Resort may prompt early expansion. “We’re opening the park for a pretty healthy number of attendees but more importantly both we and our partners and the Shanghai government are eager and willing to expand rapidly after that,” Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said. Attendance […]

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    New Disney World Maps

    Well, it’s about time! Time for WDW to release their new park maps for 2013. DbM has compiled them into a handy Adobe pdf file so you can load it into your smart phone. Ain’t that cool! So here it is: WDW 2013 maps Enjoy! WDW maps and cover graphic: © Disney Tweet

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – The Return of Scrooge McDuck

    ABC Studios has ordered a script for a show based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland. The adventure-drama could air as early as next fall. My only question is… Why? Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow has started “limited’ soft openings. This walk-through experience is located in Soundstage 4 at Disney’s […]

  • Cast Members Are Number 1

    Here we have Ally from vending (carts) who is selling cotton-candy on a wet evening at a soon to be cancelled Fantasmic show. The rain didn’t dampen her spirits one bit. The parks cast members are truly the most important element in any Disney theme park experience. I trust that those at the top never forget that. Tweet

  • Happy New Years at WDW

    Wanna party at the park? Well it looks like our friends at Disney World have come up with a smorgasbord of “Auld Lang Syne” choices this year. Lets look at what you can do. At Epcot, guests can dance away 2012 to the beat of the DJs stationed at select pavilions throughout the evening and watch […]